Follicles Update II

17 Apr

My numbers have more than doubled already. My estrogen is upto 1,600 today, and tomorrow I will be going back for more monitoring. I am going everyday now because its getting close…and I respond rather quickly/weirdly to medication. My stomach is about 2 months pregnant looking and I am in pain a lot. The bloating and pressure is just so frustrating but I know that comes with the territory. I am also drinking so much water because my nurse said that I could get really dehydrated when taking shots…so I’ve been drinking so much water and need to pee all the time (even more annoying). Honestly, I’m having so much anxiety because my husband leaves a week from Friday back to Kuwait. I really wanted him to be here for the results. If its negative I want to be able to fall and sob into his arms…and if its positive I want us to be together for me to tell him face to face. I can’t imagine giving him news like that over the phone. Something I completely never imagined. He has to go back because he has taken all (minus a week) his vacation days. We don’t want to use all of them up so we can take a trip somewhere around Kuwait sometime in the summer. He will be here hopefully just for the transfer and then head back. That makes me sad. What if I negative? Then will I be able to stay longer for another two months to do another transfer? I don’t think I can stay that long without him. I just can’t do that. Sorry I’m blabbing…my hormones are all out of wack and I’m all over the place…just very emotional. Anyways…have a good night everyone.

32 Responses to “Follicles Update II”

  1. Lauren April 17, 2013 at 3:41 pm #

    It’s okay to blab! Your numbers are jumping nicely πŸ™‚ remember to switch from water to electrolytes once you take the trigger shot before retrieval. I’m hoping your husband gets to be there! My retrieval was pushed from a Wednesday to a Sunday, so I know how annoying that can be. Hopefully yours will be right on time. How many embryos are you planning on transferring?

    • bloggerkuwait April 17, 2013 at 5:24 pm #

      It’s so very frustrating! I’m being given a timeline from tomorrow to Saturday- what a big difference of days! If I have it done Saturday he def won’t be here for the transfer.
      The doctor only wanted us to transfer one…but because of that case I want to transfer on day 5. Did you transfer day 5 or 3?

      • Lauren April 17, 2013 at 5:25 pm #

        I transferred one on day 5. I guess that is the recommendation for young women like us with a Ron of eggs.

      • bloggerkuwait April 17, 2013 at 5:26 pm #

        I’m just feeling all over the place with so much anxiety…did you feel this way? I’m sure the meds have a huge part to play in it. I just don’t feel very good

      • Lauren April 17, 2013 at 5:30 pm #

        I felt all over the place too. I know that the medications have something to do with it, but also the fact that our hearts are tied up in this process. Give yourself the grace to be a mess right now. It is going to be okay. One way or the other. It sounds like you are going to have several frozen embryos also.

      • bloggerkuwait April 17, 2013 at 5:32 pm #

        Yes it seems so…there are a bunch growing at the same pace so that’s why it’s taking a long time to get to where I need to be size wise aka same thing you experienced. Frustrating yet a blessing at the same time. You’re right…I need to let out whatever I feel…everything is just so overwhelming

      • Lauren April 17, 2013 at 5:35 pm #

        I don’t think there’s a way to go through this process without feeling so frustrated and without feeling so worried. Maybe the next time round for both of us we will feel better. Hopefully that is several years away for you and your pregnant in a couple of weeks! I’m hoping to be several weeks behind you on that!

      • bloggerkuwait April 17, 2013 at 5:40 pm #

        I hope that we are so close to each other! It’s so nice to have such a great friend through all of this…ESP one that understands exactly what I’m going through. I pray we are so close to each other my dear friend…I pray ❀

    • bloggerkuwait April 17, 2013 at 5:24 pm #

      And how are you feeling sweetheart?

      • Lauren April 17, 2013 at 5:26 pm #

        Yucky. Heavy bad cramps and bleeding. But still hopeful. My transfer on the 12th of June feels like forever away.

      • bloggerkuwait April 17, 2013 at 5:27 pm #

        Oh man….I’m so sorry darling. I hope that this will be the last one you have in a very long time. I know it seems so far away but keep being patient and feeding your body well for the next transfer. Believe me, it will fly by so quickly before you even know it πŸ™‚

      • Lauren April 17, 2013 at 5:29 pm #

        Thank you! I keep telling myself that. It is so annoying because of the swelling and weight gain that I can’t seem to completely get rid of.

      • bloggerkuwait April 17, 2013 at 5:32 pm #

        Did the doctors tell you that will go away on your own? Is there anything you can do yourself to help get rid of it?

      • Lauren April 17, 2013 at 5:34 pm #

        The doctor said the swelling would go down after I’m on birth control for a while. However, I am worried that this weight gain is here to stay. I know a lot of women with infertility treatments game 3 to 5 pounds every cycle. That might not be a lot but it still bothers me. Somehow it wouldn’t matter if I was pregnant still right now.

      • bloggerkuwait April 17, 2013 at 5:38 pm #

        I know but look at it this way…your goal is to get pregnant and hopefully if you get pregnant next transfer this weight gain will mean nothing. Also, I am about the same size as you and doctors kept telling me to gain a few more pounds…you never know maybe this will be to your benefit πŸ™‚

      • Lauren April 17, 2013 at 5:39 pm #

        True. However, I didn’t want to gain it all in my stomach! πŸ™‚

      • bloggerkuwait April 17, 2013 at 5:41 pm #

        I know…I gain it all in my tummy too! It’s ok, at least well gain it together πŸ™‚

      • Lauren April 17, 2013 at 5:42 pm #

        So true πŸ™‚ I’m praying that we get to go through pregnancy together too within the next couple of months. Boy, won’t our bellies be big then!

      • bloggerkuwait April 17, 2013 at 5:42 pm #

        Happy big πŸ™‚ ill be drawing smiley faces on it all the time

      • Lauren April 17, 2013 at 5:43 pm #

        Me too! Yay!

      • bloggerkuwait April 17, 2013 at 5:44 pm #


      • Lauren April 21, 2013 at 8:29 pm #

        So, how are you doing? I’ve been thinking about you all weekend!

      • bloggerkuwait April 21, 2013 at 10:14 pm #

        Hi sweetheart! Thanks for checking on me πŸ™‚ I am in so much pain! The retrieval went well and thank god didn’t feel anything during it. I am not recovering at home and will write an update soon πŸ™‚ how are you doing?

      • Lauren April 21, 2013 at 10:19 pm #

        I am doing okay. Moments of weeping mixed with moments if hope for my transfer in June. I thought that I had recovered physically, but I don’t think so. I’m exhausted. Also, I had hours of cramps on Friday that had me nearly doubled over. I had cramps yesterday too. June feels like a long time away right now.

        Do you know how many eggs they retrieved?

      • bloggerkuwait April 21, 2013 at 10:22 pm #

        Oh darling, I’m so sorry for all the pain you’re going through. I know this is a grieving process for you right now, but there’s a silver lining there that will come in June. I know it seems so far away from now but it really isn’t. Just be patient and have faith, and I will always be praying for you.
        Yes, they retrieved 50. No wonder I’ve been in so much pain, and now in even more 😦

      • Lauren April 21, 2013 at 10:23 pm #

        Oh, that number is amazing, but yikes! I only had 32 retrieved (24 mature enough to fertilize). Do they know for sure whether or not you will do a transfer this cycle?

      • bloggerkuwait April 21, 2013 at 10:25 pm #

        No were still going day by day now and I have no idea how many will be fertilized by tomorrow. I know one thing for sure, obviously not all of them are mature enough. Well just wait and see but I hope I can do the transfer and not have OHSS (which I’m at a really high risk now) so that my husband will be there 😦

      • Lauren April 21, 2013 at 10:27 pm #

        Me too! Oh, keep me updated and rest, rest, rest!

  2. newtoivf April 17, 2013 at 8:10 pm #

    Everything crossed for you-such a tough thing to be facing without hubs, huge luck to you

    • bloggerkuwait April 19, 2013 at 4:03 pm #

      Very true, thank you for your thoughts πŸ™‚

  3. katherinea12 April 18, 2013 at 6:47 pm #

    Wishing you good luck! Sorry to hear that your husband has to leave, but hopefully things will work out.

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